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Word Templates. Resumes. Word Templates. A document file that serves as a model on which to build another publication or page. Examples: Resume Cover Letter Agenda Business Card Invitation Newsletter Invoice Brochure. Access Word Templates. Start – All programs – MS Office – Word

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Word Templates
  • A document file that serves as a model on which to build another publication or page.
  • Examples:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Agenda
    • Business Card
    • Invitation
    • Newsletter
    • Invoice
    • Brochure
access word templates
Access Word Templates
  • Start – All programs – MS Office – Word
  • Office Button
  • New
  • Choose a template
e resume electronic resume
E-Resume (Electronic Resume)

Formatted Resume

  • Word processed resume
  • Only use Microsoft Word
    • is the most widely used software
    • Save as a .doc or Word 97-2003 format
  • Delivery methods
    • Postal mail
    • Fax
    • Hand deliver
    • E-mail attachment – vulnerable to viruses
searchable databases
Searchable Databases
  • More than 80 percent of employers are placing resumes directly into searchable databases
  • Objectives for Today:
    • Using templates
    • Create a resume and envelope
    • Save your resume in different formats
    • Sending your resume in text-based format directly in the body of an e-mail
      • Allows them to place your resume in a searchable database
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E-Resume (Electronic Resume)

Text Resume

  • Word processed resume saved as a .txt file
  • Stripped of all formatting
  • Not visually appealing
  • Used for keyword searchable databases
  • Delivery methods
    • Job Boards
    • Pasting piece by piece into the profile forms of job boards
    • Pasting in an e-mail
      • Send formatted copy by mail or person
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E-Resume (Electronic Resume)

Rich Text Format (.rtf)

  • Create in most word processing programs - save as .rtf
  • Use as an e-mail attachment, when you don’t know what software the employer prefers
  • The format will remain visually appealing
  • Less vulnerable to viruses than Word documents
  • Still paste the .txt version in the e-mail body
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E-Resume (Electronic Resume)

Portable Document Format (pdf)

  • Create in Word 2007 version. Save as .pdf
  • Looks identical to the original document
  • Appears consistent from computer to computer
  • Difficult to perform keyword searches
  • Most employers have Adobe Acrobat, the software used to read the file
  • Create a resume using the Word Template
  • Save in 4 different versions
    • Save as in Word 97-2003
      • Bridget McDougall 2009 resume doc (Your Name)
    • Save as .txt
      • Bridget McDougall 2009 resume txt (Your Name)
      • Make format changes to resume using + or = or **** or >>>
    • Save as .rtf
      • Bridget McDougall 2009 resume rtf (Your Name)
    • Save as .pdf
      • Bridget McDougall 2009 resume pdf (Your Name)

Hand in 2 Resumes

  • Print your Word 97-2003 resume version
  • Print your .txt version with format changes
  • * Write down which template you used (5pts)

Hand in an “envelope”

  • Mailings – Envelope – type addresses – Print
  • Print an envelope with an address of a local business and your return address
  • Hit the Go button a few times on the printer
next class
Next Class


  • Dream of a business you would like to start
    • Resources not a problem!
    • If you won the lottery but the criteria was you had to start your own business, what would you do?
    • What activity you would do free, purely out of a sense of passion?
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Next Class


  • Create a brochure about the business (90 pts)
  • Criteria for the brochure will be based on the Word Review List
  • Print and envelope (10 pts)
    • *Bring a legal envelope